New arrivals: Sheaffer Legacy, Montblanc Red Fox, Galen Writing Box and more

It's been a truly wonderful week for new arrivals landing on my desk. Sheaffer Legacy Heritage I'll review this separately in due course, but I wanted to get some of my excitement out before I burst. I've always thought that Sheaffer's inlaid nibs were pretty, but never picked one up. I'm kicking myself now. The … Continue reading New arrivals: Sheaffer Legacy, Montblanc Red Fox, Galen Writing Box and more

European pen-makers you’ve probably never heard of (but should)

I often write about American or Japanese brands, or the big familiar European companies like Pelikan, Lamy and Montblanc. But in Europe we're blessed with many wonderful makers producing innovative and beautiful (and often expensive) pens in small numbers. They don't advertise; word spreads only at pen shows, on FPN, and on Instagram — so … Continue reading European pen-makers you’ve probably never heard of (but should)

The unconventional flagship: Graf von Faber Castell Intuition Platino Ebony

Attentive readers will remember that at the London Writing Equipment Show I was bitten by the Graf bug. I handled an Intuition — but not just any Intuition, an Intuition Platino. And not just any Platino, a Platino wood. Yes, these distinctions matter, because only the wooden editions (ebony, grenadilla, pernambuco) sport the largest bodies … Continue reading The unconventional flagship: Graf von Faber Castell Intuition Platino Ebony